Concerts & Entertainment

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Mitchell TenPenny

Mitchell Tenpenny

Thursday, August 29

Mitchell Tenpenny is an American country music singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released one studio album and two extended plays through Riser House Records and charted in 2018 with the single “Drunk Me”

Journey Revisited

Journey Revisited

Friday, August 30

​Established in 2011, Journey Revisited is an ensemble of top-tier professionals with the drive to deliver a faithful musical experience. Journey Revisited is dedicated to bringing the studio recordings of Journey to life on stage.

With 2 lead vocalists, Frank House and Kevin Jachetta bring the classic Steve Perry- Gregg Rolie sound with their authentic re-creation of Journey’s distinctive vocals. Journey Revisited is on point in recreating that classic Journey sound, you won’t find a tighter sounding band around.

Garth Guy

Garth Guy – Garth Brooks Tribute

Saturday, August 31

Dean Simmonds began his career as a Garth Brooks tribute artist in 1994. In ‘96, producer John Stuart discovered and hired him to perform in the world famous “Legends in Concert” in Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Atlantic City, and several tours and one-night performances throughout the USA and Canada. Dean is still the only “Garth” on Legends’ roster and still performs in many of the Legends shows.

Dean has also produced his own full-length show based on Garth’s live concerts. In 2014, Dean’s “Garth Guy” show was featured on the national television show, “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” on Mark Cuban’s network, AXS TV.

Carrie Underwood Tribute Band

Carrie Underwood Tribute

Saturday, August 31

Fiesta Day – September 1st

ROCIO Y SU SONORA at the Monterey County Fair
Rocio Y Su Sonora

12:00 – 1:15


1:45pm – 3:15pm

Mariachi California Di Javier Vargas
Mariachi California Di Javier Vargas

3:30pm – 4:30pm

ROCIO Y SU SONORA at the Monterey County Fair
Rocio Y Su Sonora

12:00 – 1:15

Chicano All Stars

7:30pm & 9:30pm (@ the Turf Club Patio)

Flying U Rodeo

More Than Just Another Rodeo

The Flying U Rodeo company is a family operated business that has been the heart and soul of Cotton Rosser and his family for over 60 years. Cotton has mastered the art of putting on a successful show and has created generations of rodeo fans that continue coming back for more. A Flying U Rodeo is more than just timed events or roughstock events, it is entertainment at its best. Cotton has made it his legacy to bring top-notch entertainers and specialty acts to his shows.

Flying U Rodea at the Monterey County Fair

Justin Rumford

Not Your Average Rodeo Clown

Justin brings his own brand of comedy to the rodeo arena with nods to his favorite comedic actors, such as Kevin James and the legendary Chris Farley. Rumford was raised in the family rodeo stock contracting business that was started by his Grandpa Floyd in Abbyville, Kansas. After his college days of bull fighting, riding saddle broncs and steer wrestling came to an end due to a knee injury, he decided to try his hand at being a rodeo clown. He has since been named the Coors Man in the Can for the second time (2015, 2013) and the PRCA Clown of the Year for the 6th consecutive time in 2017!  He also was named the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Barrelman.

United States Bullfighting

The Clock: 60 Second Fight

The bullfighter has one minute to accumulate up to 100 points with the to option to “declare” and end the fight at any time after the 40 seconds without risking point deductions.

Bullfighters can be awarded up to 50 points for style, control and difficulty while maneuvering around and jumping over the bull. The bull can also be awarded up to 50 points based on his aggression, quickness and willingness to remain engaged or “hooked up” with the fighter.

United States Bullfighting

Grounds Entertainment

Tina Marie
Tina Marie – Hypnotist

Daily on the Main Stage

Tina Marie is regarded as one of America’s favorite Master Hypnotists. Her dynamic personality, confidence, and charisma captivates audiences of all ages.

Something Ridiculous
Something Ridiculous

Daily on the Community Stage

Something Ridiculous is the high-energy hilarious show by the acrobatic slapstick stuntmen Mark & VonJon. Featured on ABC’s The Gong Show, ESPN’s SportsCenter, and on national TV commercials – this dynamic duo will amaze the crowed and keep them laughing.


Daily on the Island Stage

Razzvia performs with custom 6 and 7-string electric violins called ‘Viper Violins’ which allow her to sing and play at the same time and encompasses the range of a violin, viola, and cello.

Circus Imagination at the Monterey County Fairgrounds
Circus Imagination

Daily on Grounds

Circus Imagination has been based in California for over 25 years, working primarily for county fairs and festivals. Our circus takes up to 30 kids from the audience to become the stars of the show.

Left of Centre at the Monterey County Fairgrounds
Left Of Centre

Daily on the Main Stage

Left Of Centre is Las Vegas and Reno’s premier Country/Rock band and the backing band for Country Artists Tributes.

Stilt Circus at the Monterey County Fair
Stilt Circus

Daily on Grounds

Stilt Circus creates beautiful, unique, professional and elaborate custom-designed costumes. We specialize in Stilt Artistry, with over 200 original costumes and characters to choose from. Each costume is carefully planned out at the time of creation, and thus a new character is born.

Prehistoric Adventures

Daily on Grounds

An electrifying, mind blowing, dinosaur and dragon encounter not to be forgotten. These colossal creatures stand a towering 8′ tall and 16′ long and are anatomically correct,with incredibly realistic eye blinking, tail swooshing, and a mighty roaring sound.

Frank Thurston

Daily on Grounds

The finest in family comedy magic!

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